Now is not the time to cut funding for HIV/AIDS. This is the message from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), and the World Aids Campaign.
These organisations, together with Section27 and the Children's Rights Centre, among others, will be holding a march in Sandton on 17 June to the United States consulate, where they will hand over a memorandum calling on the US to reverse cuts on funding for HIV treatment.
TAC secretary general, Vuyiseka Dubula, explained that while they are celebrating the milestones of one million people in South Africa receiving treatment for HIV/AIDS, and five million people receiving treatment around the world, there are still 10-million in need of treatment. Dubula stated that this is why they are targeting the FIFA World Cup, when the world is focused on South Africa.
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